Third Shuffle

Third Shuffle

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The field for the 2020 NCCAA DII Women's Volleyball National Tournament has been adjusted yet again, and the Sabercats will compete in a three-team round-robin pool with Randall and Pensacola Christian to open the 2020 tournament.

Johnson University Tennessee, the new #5 seed, has withdrawn from the tournament, and at this stage of the game, no one will take their place.

This is a gift for the participants in Pool A, as two of the three teams will advance to the national semifinals.

ADJUSTED FIELD

The tournament holds two pools that play a round-robin format, and the top two teams from each pool will advance to the national semifinals.

Here is an overview of the adjusted field:

Pool A   Qualifying Method   Location                    Record      Power Rating    2019 Finish
#1 Maranatha        North Champion  Watertown, Wis. 18-3  4.421 Runner-up
#4 Grace Christian     Mideast Champion Wyoming, Mich. 10-6 3.009 DNP
#5 #4 Randall     At-Large (Southwest)    Moore, Okla. 7-7 3.750 1st Round
#6 #5 Johnson  At-Large (Mideast) Knoxville, Tenn. 11-4 2.625 1st Round
#8 #7 Pensacola At-Large (South) Pensacola, Fla. 8-9 1.294 DNP
Pool B          
#2 Bob Jones South Champion Greenville, S.C. 11-6 4.300 Champion
#3 Dallas Christian Southwest Champion Dallas, Texas 10-6 2.625 DNP
#7 #6 #5 Toccoa Falls At-Large (South) Toccoa Falls, Ga. 11-8 2.340 1st Round
#7 #6 Alice Lloyd At-Large (Mideast) Pippa Passes, Ky. 8-17 1.094 DNP

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Maranatha is slated for the following schedule (all times Eastern):

  • Wednesday, 11/18/2020 at 1:00 p.m. vs #7 Pensacola
  • Thursday, 11/19/2020 at 4:30 p.m. vs #4 Randall
  • Friday, 11/20/2020 at 10:00 a.m./12:30 p.m. - NCCAA National Semifinal
  • Friday, 11/20/2020 at 5:00 p.m. - NCCAA National Championship

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The winners of each pool will face the runner-up of the other pool for the national semifinals and a chance to advance to the National Championship.

The seedings are determined based on the new NCCAA Power Rating System, which ranks teams based on win/loss record and strength of schedule. The Sabercats have earned the #1 seed after going 16-3 during the regular season, 18-3 overall, and a perfect 18-0 in NCCAA competition in 2020.

(TOURNAMENT INFO LINK)

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20
  • Venue: Davis Field House, Bob Jones University
  • Location: Greenville, S.C.
  • Field: (below)

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To follow the matches live, follow @MBUSabercats on Twitter and visit mbusabercats.com/schedule for live coverage links.

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